1. Say Cheese, "a tongue-titillating tasting of artisanal cheeses and wines, and the songs they inspire," begins Wednesday, April 28, and continues through Friday, June 11, at The West Bank Café-Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street, Manhattan Plaza. $60/ticket (212.279.4200).
2. Wine and Peanut Butter Pairing, featuring pairings such as "Spicy Peanut Butter with a nice Syrah" and "Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter with a Tawny Port," Saturday, May 1, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Best Cellars New York, 1291 Lexington Avenue, at 87th Street (212.426.4200).
3. Food Consumption, Topographies of Taste, and Ethnic Identity in Italian Harlem, 1920-1940, a lecture by Simone Cinotto, University of Turin, on the role of food in the construction of Italian-American culture and identity, Tuesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m., at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd St., 17th Floor, (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Free admission, limited seating (212.642.2094). [via Food History News]
4. Il Buco Wine Dinner, six-course tasting menu with organic wines from The Robert Sinskey Winery in the Napa Valley and featuring Maria Helm Sinskey, chef and author of The Vineyard Kitchen, Tuesday, May 4, at Il Buco, 47 Bond Street, between Bowery and Lafayette. $95/person, reservations suggested (212.533.1932).
1. A Distant View, an exhibition of photographs by Martha Carroll of the Parisian market Les Halles, March 29 through May 14 at La Maison Francaise, New York University, 16 Washington Mews (212.998.8750).
2. Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, a special exhibition of the utensils developed to serve these products when they were introduced through trade in the 17th century, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. The exhibition closes July 11, 2004 (212.535.7710).
3. Cookin': A Sizzling Entertainment, "a fast-paced kitchen percussion show combining comedy, rhythm, and non-verbal performance," at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (212.420.8000).
4. My Kitchen Wars, a one-woman play based on the life of food writer Betty Fussell, March 5 through May 1, at the 78th Street Theater Lab, 236 West 78th St. at Broadway. $35/person (212.873.9050).